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The Lawrence Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #309 held its third annual Fire in the Hole Barbecue Competition from June 1 to June 2. The recipients of this year’s fundraising were the Douglas County Toys for Tots and the Lawrence Police Department’s Blue Santa program, a charity that helps needy families at Christmas with food and presents. The competition raised $7,000 this year and was split between the two charities. Pictured from left are barbecue committee members Laura Montgomery, Ellen Kimmel, Angie McKinney, Paige Hill, barbecue director Kelly Driscoll, trustee Mark Pierce, trustee John Laudick, Dana Laudick, and current Aerie #309 worthy president Russell Waltz. The competition, held in the Aerie parking lot, featured a dozen teams from around the state and drew hundreds of community members.

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